Is fatigue normal or does it show more?

Is fatigue normal or does it show more?
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Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its terminology, TATT, which stands for “tired all the time”.

Even though everyone feels tired from time to time, chronic fatigue can harm your quality of life and prevent you from doing things you enjoy so let us find the most potential reason for being TATT

  • Psychological causes
  • Physical causes
  • Lifestyle causes

 

Psychological causes

It is the most common cause compared to others

Stress

The strains of daily life and sometimes the super excitement of positive events, such as moving into a new house or getting married, can cause stress.

Emotional shock

Grief, joblessness, or a relationship break-up can give you emotional shock and make you feel exhausted.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest so If you feel sad, low, and lacking in energy, you may have depression.

Anxiety

If you have constant uncontrollable feelings of anxiety, your tiredness may be a result of it

Physical causes

*Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type, responsible for 50% of all anemiatypes. Anemia is one of the leading causes of fatigue in women. Menstrual blood loss can cause an iron deficiency, putting women at risk. Red blood cells (shown here) are needed because they carry oxygen to your tissues and organs.

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of this condition

  • Solution – It improves by taking Iron tablets

 *Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a small gland at the base of your neck. It controls your metabolism, the speed at which your body converts fuel into energy. When the gland is underactive and the metabolism functions too slowly, you may feel lethargic and put on weight resulting in fatigue.

  • Solution -If your blood test confirms your thyroid hormones are low, synthetic hormones can bring you up to speed.

*Diabetes

In people with diabetes, abnormally high levels of sugar remain in the bloodstream instead of entering the body’s cells, where it would be converted into energy. The result is a body that runs out of steam despite having enough to eat.People with diabetes often notice fatigue as one of the first signs.

  • Solution – Treatments for diabetes may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, insulin therapy, and medications to help the body process sugar.

 

*Dehydration

Your fatigue can be a sign of dehydration. Whether you are working out or working a desk job, your body needs water to work well and keep cool. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

 

  • Solution – Drink water throughout the day so your urine is light-colored which shows that your body has the required amount of water

* Heart Disease

There are a lot of potential symptoms of heart disease, but fatigue is one of them. If you notice it is becoming increasingly difficult to finish tasks that were once easy, talk to your doctor about heart disease.

  • Solution – Lifestyle changes, medication, and therapeutic procedures can get heart disease under control and restore your energy.

*Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Working nights or rotating shifts can disrupt your internalbiologicalclock. You may feel tired when you need to be awake. And you may have trouble sleeping during the day.

  • Solution –Limit your exposure to daylight when you need to rest. Make your room dark, quiet, and cool. Supplements and medications may help.

 

* Nutrient deficiencies

Nutrient deficiencies may lead you to feel exhausted daily, even if you are getting more than 7 hours of sleep.

Deficiencies in the following nutrients have been linked to fatigue

  • Iron
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
  • Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)
  • Folate (vitamin B9)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium

Deficiencies in many of these nutrients are quite common.

B12 deficiency is especially common in older adults because the body’s ability to absorb B12 declines with age. B12 is critical for oxygen delivery and energy production, so low levels can cause extreme fatigue.

Additionally, a vitamin D deficiency may cause fatigue. Over half of the world’s population has inadequate vitamin D levels

Because these deficiencies are quite common, it is important to have your levels tested if you’re experiencing unexplained fatigue.

*Solution –Fatigue related to a deficiency in one or more nutrients improves once your nutrient levels normalize.

*Not Enough Fuel

Eating too little causes fatigue, but eating the wrong foods can also be a problem.

  • Solution – Eating a balanced diet helps keep your blood sugar in a normal range and prevents TATT

*Numerous medical conditions are linked to fatigue. If you are chronically tired, it is important to visit your healthcare professional to undergo appropriate testing.

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